Jelena Tomasevic, born 1974 in Podgorica, Montenegro. Lives and works in Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

MFA, Academy of Fine Arts, Cetinje 2004.



• 2016 - Burden of Proof, Galerie Perpetuel, Frankfurt, Germany
• 2016 - Installation Life Interest, Handel Street Projects, London
• 2013 - Installation Object of Punishment, Galerie Perpetuel Frankfurt, Germany
• 2013 - Video Rain, Residency Unlimited,New York.USA
• 2010 - Video Installation, Galerie Herrenhausen, Hannover, Germany.
• 2010 - Apparent Servitude, Artopia Gallery, Milano, Italy
• 2010 - Apparent Servitude, Center for Contemporary Art Podgorica, Montenegro
• 2008 - Just Kidding, Video, Gallery Thrust Projects, New York
• 2007 - Exhibition “Now That We Have Gone As Far As We Can Go....” Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany.
• 2007 - Just Kidding, Artopia Gallery, Milan Italy, Curated by Gabriela Serusi
• 2007 - Buero.DC, Cologne, Germany, Curated by Susanne Prinz
• 2006 - Joy of Life II, Thrust Projects, New York
•1999 - Love Machines, Installation Budva, Montenegro.




• Exodus- National Museum of Montenegro

• White Anxieties 

• Unprofessionals, Art Gallery, Podgorica, Montenegro.
• Perceptions, National Museum Cetinje, Montenegro

• Unprofessional, ISU- Institute for Contemporary Art, Podgorica, Montenegro.

She represented Montenegro/Serbia at the 51st Venice Biennal.
• Autostrada Bienale, The Future of Borders, curated by Manray Hsu.
• Art of the Postcard, Handel Street Projects, London, UK.
• Beacon Bureau at Roaming Room-Roaming Room, London
• Gallery Centar, Podgorica, Montenegro.

• Concrete+Clay, Roaming Room, London.UK.
• Coming all Together Galerie Perpetuel Frankfurt, Germany.
• Cold Winds from Balkan, Pera Museum, Istanbul, curated by Ali Akayi and Alenka
• Midpointness, Transart Triennial. UK.
• Midpointness Airspace Gallery, Stoke, UK.
• Strageness/ Amazingness, 49. Hercegnovski zimski salon, Galerija Josip-Bepo
Benkovic, Herceg Novi, Montenegro.

• Exhibition Recycling Religion, White Box Galerry New York, USA
• Exhibition Recycling Religion, Satellite Art Fair, MIAMI, USA
• Satellite Art FAIR, Miami, USA
• Intimate Transgressions White Box Gallery New York, USA
• Wo das Gras gruner ist, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
• Coexistance for a new Adriatic koine, Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a mare, Italy

• Exhibition Coexitence, National Museum, Cetinje, Montenegro
• Exhibition Procvetaj, Cveta Zuzuric, Beograd
• Exhibition Coexitence, National Museum Tirana Albania
• Exhibition EGO SUM, Center for Contemporary Art Montenegro • Paint Me Sculpturly, Artopia Gallery, MILANO, ITALY

• Exhibition, Imaginarni Balkan, Belgrade, Serbia, Curated by Bosko Boskovic • Exhibition, Subjective Maps/Disappearances-National Gallery of Iceland
• Group Exhibition Sarajevo
• Charlama Balkana, Luciano Benetton, Italy

• Exhibition Crossing, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
• Exhibition Fluidentiteti ArsAevi, Sarajevo.BIH
• Exhibition Crossing Museum of Contemporary Art Erarta u Sankt Peterburgu , Russia. • Exhibition Multipla Market, Handel Street Project, London, UK.

• Exhibition Free Port of Art, Trieste Contemporanea, Italy
• 1 Time Machine Biennale, Atomski bunker, Konjic, Bosnia and Hercogovina The Quadrilateral Biennial_Out of Left Field-MMSU-Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka, HR
• Exhibition Real Presence, Belgrade-Serbia

• Quartet-Four Biennials Reflected in Prints-International Centre of Grafic Arts MGLC, Ljubljana, SLO. Curated by Rene Block
• Exhibition Sweet Little Dirty Things, Kultur Kontakt, Wien, Austria
• Exhibition, Gender Check, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
• Exhibition, The Rise and Fall of Excess Culture, Stux Gallery NYC

• Exhibition, Dear Countryman and Women, Gallery MC, New York
• Exhibition Gender Check, MUMOK Museum, Wien, Austria
• Exhibition Piccolo Stato, San Marino
• Exhibition, Festival novih vizuelnih tendencija, While Rome is Burning, Dom omladine Beograda

• Exhibition farmers Market, Gallery Handle Street Projects, London
• Quartett/Vier Biennalen im Spiegel grafisher Blatter, TANAS, Berlin/Germany, curated by Rene Block
• Art Forum Berlin, Galerie Conrads
• Arco Madrid, Galerie Conrads
• Exhibition Artist/Citizen 49 October Salon, Belgrade
• Pulse Art, NYC, U.S.A
• Art Brussels, Galerie Conrads

• Exhibition Best Regards from the blind spot Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Bilbao • Exhibition Regards from Serbia and Montenegro, Sacramento State University
• Exhibition Horizon EFA Gallery, Curated by David Humphtey, New York
• Inbetweeness, Roma, Italy
• Off – Center Femininities, Windows of Kimmel Center, New York University, Curated by Jovana Stokic
• Art Brussels, Galerie Cobnrads
• Lollypop, Body and Consumption, Museum of Contemporary Arts of Vojvodina - Serbia

• Collapsible Monuments, Thrust Projects, New York
• Art , Life & Confusion, 47th October Salon Belgrade, Serbia, Curated by Rene Block ana Barbara Hinrich
• ScaryTels,Filiale.Berlin,Germany
• Vienna Art, Thrust Projects
• Cross the Line, Galerie Conrads, Dusseldorf, Germany
• East to West, AP4-ART, Geneva, Switzerland

• FEM5-VideoFestival,VideoDrive,Spain
• The Biennial Portfolios, 9th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Curated by Rene Block
• Montenegrin Beauty, Kunstlerhaus Behanien Berlin, Germany
• Montenegrin Beauty, Mottorenhalle, Dresden, Germany
• The Eros of Slight Offence, Pvilion of Serbia & Montenegro, 51 st Venicce Biennial, Venice-Italy
• S1 Salon-Sheffield, UK
• In the Gorges of the Balkans, Kunsthalle Fridericianum Museum Kassel



• Award Podgoricki likovni salon 1990-Montenegro
• Award Hercegnovski likovni salon 1991-Montenegro
• Award Milunovic-Stijovic-Lubarda - Montenegro
• Award Hercegnovski likovni salon 2001- Montenegro
• Award for best young artist of Montenegro, Centar for Contemporary Art 2007 • Award Hercegnovskog likovnog salona 2016-Montenegro
• Onufri International Prize, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania 2017


Selected bibliography and publications:

15th Istanbul Biennial,Book, A good Neibghour,-Short story, page. 536 Concept: Elmgreen& Dragset.Editor: Erin Serifoglu.
• Art in America, by Linda Nochlin, "Venice Bienniale, What Befits a Woman?“, September 2005 p. 123
• Flash Art, by Andrea Bellini "Cautions Alternatives" August - September 2006
• Art In America "by Stephen Maine, "Report from New York Down East" May 2006, p. 65
• NY Arts Magazine by Jovana Stokic "Cosmopolitan Subject" March-April 2007, p. 38
• ARTIBUNE Italia, by Cristiana Colli," Il nuovo Kosovo passa per Autostrada Biennale" 31 August 2017
• Journal Frankfurt, by Ana Maria Milkovic" Auf der Suche nach Schwimmbad und einem Gedanken von Jean-Christophe Ammann" September 2016
• Sacramento News&Review, by Jonathan Kiefer, "Sharpest Regards", June 2007
• Financial Times London, by Harriet Fitch Little,"Is loyalty to an art gallery outdated?" 23
September 2016
• The Paris Review, by David Gendelman, "Offsides, part 2“, 24 January 2013
• Psychology Tomorrow Magazine, New YORK, "Concrete Counterpoints“, 10 May 2013
• FREENET, by Bulent Gunduz, "Grobte Kunstschau der Welt" 24 November 2003
• Focus, by J Emil Sennewald,"Zwischen Erfahrung und Engagament" 7 August 2005
• Artmargins online, by Dimitri Kozyrev,"Un-doing monoculture: women artists from the "Blind spot of europe"- the former Yugoslavia“, 10 March 2006
• Wall Street International Art "Paint me Sculpturally“ , March-May 2014
• Kunst Bulletin, by J .Emil Sennewald, "Zwischen Erfahrung und Engagement" August 2005
• Pudding Explosion, by Michalea Fila "Jelena Tomasevic - Object of Punishment in der
Galerie Perpetuel"
• Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, by Christoph Schutte, " Duschen und Staunen" 19 October 2013, p. 50
• Catalogue Jelena Tomasevic, "Life Interest" 2016, Publisher: Handel Street Projects, London, p 2. Darian Leader.
• Catalogue: Inbetweeness- Balcani:metafore di cambiamento.
Jelena Tomasevic, p. 78. Lodovico Pratesi e Dobrila Denegri. Editors: Hopefulmonster editore, Torino. 2007
• Catalogue: Jelena Tomasevic " Apparent Servitude. p 3. Petar Cukovic: Cemu kontejneri u oskudno vrijeme? Published by Center for Contemporary Art, Montenegro, 2010.
• Catalogue:Cold Front from the Balkans, Editor: Pera Museum Istanbul, p 120
• Catalogue: Bound/Less Borders, Editor: Goethe Institute Belgrade 2002, p 28.
• Catalogue: Art, Life & Confusion. Editor: Kulturni centar Beograd. Rene Block. p 206
• Catalogue:“In Den Schluchten Des Balkan” Editor Barbara Heinrich, Izdavač: Documenta und Museum Fridericianum.2003. str 121
• Catalogue:Noten Und Notizien, 2010, Hannover, p  59. Editor: Hannoversche Gesellschaff fur Neue Music e. V
• Catalogue: Road on The Wall, Wall AS a Road, Text by Svetlana Racanovic, 2004 p 4
• Catalogue: Urbanci, Text by Petar Cukovic, Editor National Museum of Montenegro, p 22
• Catalogue: Eros of Slight Offence, Svetlana Racanovic p 55, 2005, Editor Ntional Museum of Montenegro Book, Milenijumski bag, Svetlana Racanovic p 54

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